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Sunday, October 24 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
The Next Big Idea

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No matter if it comes from a crumbled up page in your notebook, a sporadic thought in the shower, or even that dream you had last night, ideas appear all around us. But how can we know if they’re worth pursuing? Hear from panelists who’ll walk through the process of identifying which ideas are worth developing and how to push past those ‘it’s not good enough’ insecurities.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, or Weekend Badge for entry.

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Trey Selman

Born in Texas. Raised on Tex-Mex. Studied business at The University of Texas; now writes about Texas. Prefers stars over skyscrapers, cedar fever over traffic jams and pit masters over maitre d's. Thinks AFF, like his favorite song, is a neon sign flashin', "Welcome, come on in... Read More →

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Alvaro Rodriguez

writer American Rust, Florida Man; executive producer/co-creator Seis Manos; screenwriter Machete, Last Rampage
Born and raised along the Texas-Mexico border, Alvaro Rodriguez is executive producer/co-creator of Seis Manos, a Netflix original adult-animated series from Austin’s own Powerhouse Animation. A coming-of-age feature set in 1950s Italy, You, Mine, is in development for a 2021 start... Read More →
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Dylan Kussman

writer/director The Steps; director Wrestling Jerusalem; writer The Mummy
A SAG/AFTRA member since 1971 and WGA member since 2007, Dylan got his big break into feature films playing Cameron across from Robin Williams in Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society. His screenwriting career started soon after when his scripted feature Burn won a grand jury prize at the... Read More →

Sunday October 24, 2021 1:15pm - 2:30pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701